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    34 Things That Might Make You Think "Is This The Future?"

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    1. A Blade Runner–inspired umbrella to escape the rain (and the year 2019).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This umbrella ROCKS! It was a gift for my husband. It dries quickly so he doesn't have to carry around a dripping umbrella. The 'saber' aspect of it has the option to choose a color or even have them alternate. They all look really vivid and beautiful, especially at night. The flashlight on the bottom is really helpful at night when we're walking our dog, too. My husband gets tons of comments on this umbrella, and I plan to buy more in the future. Really, it's the coolest umbrella ever." —TrivialShark388

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available five colors).

    2. A pair of UV-blocking sunglasses with built-in Bose audio so you can finally sport a wearable that isn't dorky as hell.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "These Bose Rondo frames are magnificent!!!!! I love the ease of connecting them to my phone. They are so comfortable that sometimes I forget that I have them on. The sound is clear and I don't have to worry about the person on the other end not being able to hear me clearly. The sound of my music is so pleasant , these frames are phenomenal!!!!!! —magical1der

    Get them from Nordstrom for $199.

    3. A flask-style water bottle that'll fit where other bottles don't in your bag.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This bottle is an eye catcher — I get tons of compliments, people ask me all the time where I purchased my bottle. It's a great conversation piece. The bottle itself is very versatile and I love that it comes with two different lids — black and white. I get to change the lids depending on my mood. Plenty of people do ask me if I'm carrying a flask and it makes for a great laugh. The design actually makes it easier to carry in my purse than a traditional water bottle." —Jackiesomething

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in four sizes).

    4. A beautiful moving image that'll play in a perpetual loop for 24 hours.

    Infinite Objects

    Get it from Infinite Objects for $299 (available in 10 designs).

    5. A pair of aerating wineglasses to win over even your hard-to-please friend who can always sniff out a gimmick like a sommelier checking for "floral notes."

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We tested them by comparing the wine before and after using the glass and there WAS a difference in the quality of the taste. Most items are mostly hype but this one seems to be real. Besides, it's cute to watch it flow." —KHofferMD

    Get a pair from Amazon for $50.

    6. A rechargeable electric lighter for a windproof alternative to the old school way.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Looks cool...but most importantly, it works. It's absolutely windproof. And the charge it lets out is (or looks like) plasma...an awesome purplish zap. It's easy to charge. This would be a great survival device — you could start a lot fires on one charge. The only thing I had to get used to was not having a flame. If you're using this for cigarettes, you have to push the cigarette into the arch and move it around a little bit. After you get over that curve, it's amazing." —Ronald E. Mahler

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six colors).

    7. A faux-leather swivel chair that'll blast your wig to Mars, where Natasha Lyonne works in the cinematic universe of Ad Astra.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this cool retro modern chair from the moment I saw it. I loved the price, too. I was not disappointed. It's even more beautiful in person, and very well made, as well as surprisingly comfortable." —PB. Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    8. A genetic ancestry test kit for your pup, so you can finally identify the exact breed breakdown of the creature you've been living with.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was awesome, and I'm so glad we used it! We have a big, doofy looking dog that we adopted years back but never bothered to try to figure out what he was. He looks like a gigantic boxer with some other weird quirks thrown in. We originally thought maybe he was a Dogo Argentino, but when we started looking some more, we thought American Bulldog with some boxer thrown in. We got the test and gave him the ol' swab in the mouth — only a couple seconds of swabbing between his cheek and gums was enough for the test. Sent it off, got the confirmation in a few days, then the results in about two weeks. Much to our amazement, he is 75% boxer, 12.5% American Bulldog, and 12.5% Standard Bulldog! Here's where people get bent out of shape about this product: They think that it can magically discern everything in your dog's bloodline, and that your dog's looks have to comport with their genetics. Not so much. If you have a true mutt (e.g. a dog whose parents were mutts, and whose grandparents were also mutts), it's not going to help you. It's going to come back as a mixed breed. if you understand the product's limitations, this is a great tool to give you some insight into your furry friend." —Great Odin's Raven

    Get it from Amazon for $72.69.

    9. A temperature-regulating comforter that'll keep hot sleepers from feeling uncomfortably toasty — its eucalyptus shell remains perfectly cool to the touch throughout the night.

    Buffy

    Get it from Buffy for $180+ (available in Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, and King/Cal King).

    10. A countertop prep system for the most organized meal-making of your life. I'm opening a Subway franchise as we speak.

    Food52

    The system includes: a cutting board fold-out, 15 food containers with measurement markings: 5 large. 2 medium, 2 small, 6 mini. As well as: a grater, zester, juicer, garlic crusher, peeler, julienne peeler, green stripper, bottle opener, and trash and storage drawer.

    Get it from Food52 for $120 (available in four colors).

    11. A wooden fractal puzzle that'll actually make you a Puzzle Person.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "These puzzles are stacked and sitting on our counter in our kitchen. My intention here was so that when people came over to visit or cook or ... whatever ... that they could grab these puzzles and have a grand interaction with their mind and creativity. It worked. A friend was over the other day and she sat — enthralled and busy — while we talked and I reorganized my pantry. These are THE PERFECT family and friends gathering, interaction, sort of pieces to have sitting out for people to try. If this fractal company made 10 of these, I would purchase every single one!!!!!! NOT only are these puzzles capable of the well-needed mind challenge in today's world of smart phones and computer gizmos, but they make a rather simple, sophisticated statement of casual, elegant ART sitting out on my kitchen counter." —Puzzle lover

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $60.

    12. A handy touch-less "Fohm" dispenser with a paraben-free cleansing solution to turn your existing toilet paper into an environmentally friendly version of "flushable wipes" (which pose a serious threat to marine life, as they don't properly break down when flushed).

    Fohm

    Get it from Fohm for $59 (or get a three-month supply of cleansing fluid for $21).

    13. A solar-powered rainbow maker that'll cast delightful prisms around your room when the sun hits it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Cheerful little gadget! I saw one of these at a friend's house and just had to have one. When the sun catches it, the rainbows circle the room like magic. You will need a window that gets plenty of direct sunlight and I find that as the seasons change, I have to relocated mine to a sunnier window. I always forget it is there until the sun hits it and it fills the room with rainbows. It always cheers me up." —Kate2U

    Get it from Amazon for $37.93.

    14. A robot vacuum cleaner with an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles, so you don't have to worry about leaving this thing unattended.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $224+ (available in two colors).

    15. A natural sunlight–simulating vanity mirror that'll last up to two weeks on a single USB charge (and is also incredibly light and portable).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wanted a mirror that I could easily take with me on trips but that was sufficient for everyday use in my bathroom. This is it! The mirror is wireless (or wired) for normal use. It is very lightweight and has three light settings in addition to OFF. The mirror is bright, clear and is NOT magnified. It tilts as needed and the base easily rotates, and twists off for travel. The base is also a receptacle for various small essentials for makeup. I feel that the light is very natural and I am extremely pleased with it." —OldComputerDoc

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    16. A 60-second face cleansing device powered by T-Sonic pulses that'll gently exfoliate and clear pores before clogs turn into breakouts.

    BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2!

    Promising review: "I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel, and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon-eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been." —hine0108

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in five colors).

    17. A set of geometric ceramic planters so you don't have to choose between art or plants for that bare wall — have the best of both worlds.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The pots look great, they're textured and the same sizes and colors as pictured. There is a small hole in the back for a nail to hang them to the wall. I hung them up in the same arrangement as advertised and it looks nice." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (for six).

    18. A 3-in-1 lamp that'll give you total freedom to decide which type of lighting is right for you: an upright, mini street lamp, a minimalist dish light, or an overhead light (attached to the ceiling with the included rope).

    Food52

    Get it from Food52 for $138 (available in three colors).

    19. A poop bag carrier to make the idea of daily dog walks sound a lot less crappy — and achieve the unthinkable: poop bags as Fashion.

    Wild One

    Get it from Wild One for $12 (available in six colors); and get 60 eco-friendly poop bags for $10.

    20. An acrylic Squatty Potty to get your colon and artistic sensibility aligned.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is SLEEK! I bought this for my new home's main floor guest bath. We wanted to provide guests with the convenience of the Squatty Potty without the eyesore of the white 7-inch one. I feel like if Kim and Kanye had a Squatty Potty, it would be this one." —Durga D

    Get it from Amazon for $82.57.

    21. A light-up electronic word clock you'll want to keep on your desk — time might be moving at a glacial pace at work but you'd never know it from this futuristic gadget.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "100% one of the best buys I’ve made on Amazon this year. I get so many compliments and comments on this clock it’s become the main conversation piece in my office." —Heidi G

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in black and copper).

    22. A motion-sensor LED toilet light if you're looking for an alternative to a boring night-light (or just something that'll turn your butt purple).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the coolest night-light! Every person in our family loves it, from my 2-year-old to my 33-year-old husband! Our bathroom is large and there are no outlets near the toilet, so our children got scared to use the bathroom at night. Now, they are super excited to use the bathroom and love that it turns on as soon as they reach the hallway. It's very slim, not bulky at all, and totally not an eyesore. My nieces thought it was a cleaner and were excited to find it was a light (with colors!). I also have to note that the company has AMAZING customer service. Not only did they respond to my emails, but they did so within five minutes and during the weekend. I wish more companies had this kind of service!" —Victorialemieux

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    23. A two-tier wavy glass coffee table that'll make a nice statement piece.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE this coffee table! It was very simple to put together, didn’t take me longer than 20 minutes max. Once assembled, it is very sturdy. A lovely glass table, good for any living room, highly recommend!" —cherie recore

    Get it from Amazon for$69.99 (available in four colorways).

    24. An all-natural shampoo bar to cut out single-use plastic from your hair-washing routine.

    Humankind

    Get it from Humankind for $12.95 (available in peppermint, lemongrass, citrus lavender, unscented or as a variety pack for $32.95).

    25. An Away suitcase that'll expand an impressive 1.75″ so you never have to worry about buying too many souvenirs on vacation.

    Away

    It's made with water-resistant nylon and features a super handy front pocket for your TSA essentials.

    Get it from Away for $275+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    26. A Sonos x Ikea WiFi bookshelf speaker you'll have the option of using horizontally, vertically, or mounted on the wall as a practical shelf.

    Ikea

    Get it from Ikea for $99.

    27. A mesh ball chair that'll be easy on the back...and the eyes, I must say.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My hips and legs were stiff and sore from sitting on an office chair all day, and it was affecting my ability to run — not to mention my quality of life. Stability ball chairs were showing up in the office, and I found this unique design so I bought it not knowing if I'd like it. I've been sitting on it for 8+ hours a day now for three days and I am in love with this thing. Thinking of buying several and placing them all over my house! Cool looking, and very comfortable. A++++++" —YogaGirl15

    Get it from Amazon for $126.15 (available in eight colors).

    28. A temperature-controlled mug with a charging coaster so you can have a leisurely drink of morning coffee instead of racing to finish it in a five-minute window. (It'll keep your drink perfectly hot for 1.5 hours on a single charge.)

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95.

    Or, check out the original model on Amazon for $67.46 (available in black and white).

    29. A modern piece of cat furniture to seamlessly conceal their litterbox and give them something fun to climb on.

    tuftandpaw.com

    Get it from Tuft and Paw for $459.

    30. A minimalist lamp that'll cleverly use the outlet as an anchor and create the illusion of floating.

    Human Home

    Get it from Human Home for $285 (also available in a 28" size and black and white).

    31. A pair of sculptural travel bottles that double as exfoliating tools you'll never mistake for someone else's.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10 (for two).

    32. A recycled gift wrap set embedded with hundreds of Wildflower seeds — just cover the paper with 1/8" of loose topsoil instead of tossing it in the trash — so the gift recipient will walk away with two gifts. Three, if they consider saving the earth one.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just received some more gift wrap that grows! I recently started using it to wrap the organic products that I make and sell for my small aromatherapy business. I have actually gotten phone calls from clients who are excited about how beautiful their products look upon arrival and how excited they are about the wrap that grows! The paper is beautiful and is perfect for those who care about our earth and want to give a gift that sets all others apart. And, just an FYI — even though it’s thicker, it’s easy to work with and can also be used instead of tissue paper." —Debby M

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    33. A bidet, because it's 2019 and we should have a more civilized way of cleaning our butts than with scraps of paper.

    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower.

    The unit took me all of about 10 minutes to install on my existing toilet with only a wrench. The easy-to-control flow valve allows for a full range of cleaning, from 'gentle trickling stream' to 'full-on Silkwood decontamination', ensuring the end of your bowel movement leaves you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than using just toilet paper alone. Even flushable wet wipes pale in comparison." —Mercury

    Get it from Amazon for $32.50 (available in two colors).

    Read our full review of the Luxe Bidet.

    34. And a veggie and fruit to-go cup for a perfect "I'm running extremely late this morning" breakfast solution — it even has a built-in colander so you can take care of rinsing in the same cup.

    Food52

    Get it from Food52 for $26 (available in three colors).

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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